Our big repairs project
We've just completed a £750,000 project to repair the parts of Wray Castle in greatest need of work and to improve things for you, the visitors. Key to everything else was making the roof watertight but a variety of other things were done, some more unusual than others!
We know from other National Trust projects that these kinds of projects interest you, so we shared progress online. This means that we've got a record of what got done and things that were discovered - it made for some interesting tales, captured on the repairs blog by Rose, our Operations Manager who loved every minute of it.
Most of the work was at a high level, encapsulating the tops of the parapets to ensure the building was watertight. This will always be a challenge because of how the castle's multiple roofs meet in gulleys above the main body of the building. Other work was also being done: below are some of the jobs we ticked off our list.
Builders - going, going, gone
After working throughout one of the longest and snowiest winters we've seen in living memory our building team have finished up and said goodbye to us. It must have been very chilly working up on the roof outside on those winter days but at least there were fantastic views! They've done a great job and we'll miss them.